But the Suns' pair of road losses aren't concerning to JR, as he still believes that Phoenix will outlast Milwaukee, and ultimately be crowned champions.
"I'm still going with the Phoenix Suns in six or seven games. And why is that? Because Milwaukee -- even after last night -- Milwaukee still has not shown to be consistent," JR said during Thursday's edition of the JR SportBrief show. "Milwaukee still has not shown that they can string together games. And not, 'Let's put Khris Middleton out there and hope that he gives us 40 each game.' But how about Khris Middleton just drops 25? How about he lights you up on the road? How about he gets busy on Saturday night in Phoenix?
"I don't have confidence he'll do so. But I'll tell you who I do have confidence in, that's Chris Paul. The Phoenix Suns, did they have a 2-0 lead, is it gone? Yes. Did the Milwaukee Bucks tie the series? Yes. Can the Bucks win the Finals? Yes. Do I believe that the Suns won't win? No. I believe in the Phoenix Suns. In a best-of-three series, I believe the Suns will still take this. I believe they will win. Why? Because they have an all-time point guard who's running out of chances.
"I also believe that the Milwaukee Bucks -- their team on the road, away from Fiserv Forum -- they're still not consistent. And I believe that these Phoenix Suns, they'll still win. I believe that they're still the favorites to walk away with the Larry O'Brien trophy... I still believe that they will win this series, and it doesn't matter what we saw last night..."
Game 5 of the best-of-seven series will take place Saturday night in Phoenix, with tipoff scheduled for 9 p.m. ET. According to FiveThirtyEight projections, the Suns still have a 60-percent chance of winning their first-ever NBA title.
JR's complete thoughts on the Suns and the NBA Finals can be accessed in the audio player above.